Increasing Accessible Employment in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Sector through training and educational resources.
March of Dimes Canada, with the support of Government of Ontario, has developed free training resources to increase the capacity of employers in the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector to attract, employ and retain people with disabilities.
While the majority of these resources are relevant to most businesses in Ontario, the research, interviews, and case studies focus on how to identify and remove barriers related to employing people with disabilities in the ICT sector.
The following resources will help employers create more accessible and inclusive workplaces.
Online eLearning Course: Accessible Employment Practices
The online e-learning course provides practical solutions for increasing inclusion for persons with disabilities in the workplace. Participants will walk away with knowledge of better management practices and accommodation solutions that can be implemented immediately on the job.
After you complete this course, you will be familiar with:
- The purpose and principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- The compliance requirements of the AODA Employment Standards
- Strategies for creating an accessible and inclusive workplace and culture, related to identifying and removing barriers in the following areas:
- Accessible recruitment and selection
- Accommodation at work
- Retaining and developing employees with disabilities
- Tools and resources to assist your organization in becoming a more inclusive workplace
Accessibility Awareness Toolkit
The "Accessibility Awareness Toolkit: Increasing Accessible Employment in the Information and Communications Technology Sector" covers all aspects of the employment process, from recruitment to retention, accommodation, and career development. You can access it for free by clicking here.
Research Report by the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC/CTIC)
The report entitled, “EnAbling Change: Removing Barriers and Supporting Meaningful Employment of Ontarians with Disabilities in Information and Communications Technology” identifies barriers and challenges in the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.
Discover Ability Network
Funded by the Government of Ontario, this is a free online portal and resource connecting businesses in Ontario to job seekers with disabilities.
March of Dimes Canada Employment Services: a one-stop solution for your hiring needs!
March of Dimes Canada Employment Services offers a full range of services to help people with disabilities find paid employment, and to help business owners and employers meet their hiring needs.
We encourage employers to use all available resources to help make their workplace more inclusive for people with disabilities.
Supported in part by:
EnAbling Change: Increasing Accessible Employment